MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 17, 2013) - 23-year-old Parker Kligerman will make his 45th career NASCAR Nationwide Series start in Saturday's Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. Coming off an eighth-place finish at another mile-and-half venue last week at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Kligerman and his No. 77 Camp Horsin' Around Racing team enter the final stand-alone event of the season optimistic that they can challenge for the win in "The Bluegrass State."
While his first Nationwide Series event at Kentucky wasn't as successful as it could have been, Kligerman has been very successful at the 1.5-mile oval in other series throughout his career. He led 58 laps en route to victory in the 2009 ARCA Racing Series event. In four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, he posted two runner-up finishes. In his first time in a truck at the 1.5-mile tri-oval he nearly ran down now-owner Kyle Busch but came up just short and in his last Truck Series race in "The Bluegrass State" finished second to 2012 Truck Series Champion James Buescher.
So far this season, only three Nationwide Series regulars have collected a victory. The final stand-alone event of the season will provide the opportunity for Kligerman and the other young starts of the Nationwide Series to mix it up with each other and compete for the victory. KBM's colt is hoping that as the field gallops to the finish at Kentucky Saturday night, the horse that encompasses the logo on the hood of his Camp Horsin' Around Camry will be the first to cross the stripe and his 45th career start will be a memorable one.